Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Queen of Sabbath 2021

- Dead Again 2021

- Inheritance 2021

- The Man with No Pants 2021

- The Old Man Movie 2019

- Heavy Duty Lovers 2021

- Madame Claude 1977

- Underground Inc: The Rise & Fall of Alternative Rock 2019

- Someone Somewhere 2019

- Iron City Asskickers 1998

- Buoyancy 2020

- Southland Tales 2006

- Canaan Land 2020

- My Secret Billionaire 2021

- Being Dead 2020

- Heart Wreck 2021

- The Ballad of Captain Vengence 2020

- Versus 2000

- Dead Air 2021

- Nuns: An Italian Horror Story 2020

- X 2019

- Dramatica Diablos - The Rotten Fruit of Eden 2021

- The Act of Reading 2019

- Playdurizm 2020

- The El Duce Tapes 2019

- Erotophono- philiac: Documents of a Lust Murderer 2021

- Witches Night 2021

- Paradise Cove 2021

- Magic Island 2020

- Butchers 2020

- Nothing Else 2021

- ... As If They Were Angels 2018

- Zegen 1987

- Shellfish 2021

- The Mimic 2020

- The Astrology of Pandemics 2021

- Tale of Tails - Pilot 2021

- All Too Human 2018

- Vigilante 1982

- Smothered 2019

- Mother's Day Memories 2019

- Invasion Ireland 2013

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Doomsday Machine
Armageddon 1975 / Doomsday

USA 1972
produced by
Harry Hope, Oscar Nichols (executive) for First Leisure
directed by Harry Hope, Lee Sholem
starring Bobby Van, Ruta Lee, Mala Powers, James Craig, Grant Williams, Henry Wilcoxon, Essie Lin Chia, Casey Kasem, Lori Scott, Denny Miller, Mike Farrell, John Cestare, Raymond Mayo, Frank Gambina, Mark Bailey, Leo Ramirez, Anthony Loder, Win De Lugo, Gábor Curtiz, Mary Meade French, Josh Peine, Steven Roberts, Michael Christian, Robert Swan, Ted Markland, Karl Bruck, Skip Battyn
written by Stuart J.Byrne, special effects by David L.Hewitt

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!


The American secret service ahs just found out that the Chinese have started the Doomsday Machine, a machine that causes a chain reaction that will ultimately destroy earth ... so gouvernment officials decide to use a spaceship to Venus as a kind of modern Noah's Ark, replacing almost half of the male crew of the probe with women ...

In the spaceship, tensions between the male and female members of the expedition soon arise, especially since only two female members - Doc Turner (Ruta Lee) and Major Bronski (Mala Powers) - know about their real purpose of their mission ... but when the whole crew sees earth explode, that's a shock for everyone, especially Captain Mason (Grant Williams), who from now on desperately tries to act as the Alpha male and rape Lt Carlson (Lori Scott), even though he's more shell-shocked than the rest of them.

Eventually, the scientist of the expedition, the slightly older Doc Perry (Henry Wilcoxon) finds out the spaceship is too heavy to actually make it into Venus' atmosphere and figures four of them have to go ... which eventually leads to Mason getting into a fight with Carlson which accidently sucks them both out of the airlock. With two crewmembers gone already, Commander Price (Denny Miller) decides to risk it and try to enter Venus' atmosphere with five men (and women) aboard - but in the last minute, the probe needs some outside fixing, and even though that means he couldn't get back in in time for descending to Venus, Danny (Bobby Van) agrees to do the job ... and Major Bronski, who has fallen in love with him, decides to help him on a whim, even if that means she can't join the landing party neither.

Once their fate seems sealed, Danny and Bronski find themselves in luck though, when they find a Russian Venus probe nearby that might be manned by a corpse but is still functioning.

Entering the atmosphere, the spaceship of commander Price and co is destroyed though, while the collective consciousness of Venus tells Danny and Bronski, last of the humans, that they cannot land on the planet, but a great future awaits them at the fringes of the universe or something ...

 

What a silly film. Granted, it might reflect cold war fears, but the whole Noah's Ark storyline is a bit far-fetched to say the least. The whole thing is of course not helped by an uninspired directorial effort, an unremarkable script and unmotivated actors either. What makes this film kind of funny though is that it uses special effects scenes from Wizards of Mars and the Japanese end-of-the-world flick Gorath - including spaceflight sequences from both films, and the spaceships in the two movies look so remarkably little alike it's almost hilarious. Also, the film was originally shot in 1967, but then money ran out and production was resumed five years later, and the added espionage footage is ill at ease with the space opera storyline.

All of this makes the film sort of endearing on a so-bad-it's-good level, but be warned, it's nto the best bad film you've ever seen.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Doomsday Machine
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Doomsday Machine here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Doomsday Machine at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD